AN INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF DEFINITE OR INDEFINITE ARTICLES IN ENGLISH BY MALE AND FEMALE EFL LEARNERS
Keywords:English article, male and female, EFL learners
This study aimed to compare English article use by male and female EFL learners. The participants of the study consists of 32 EFL learners (16 male and 16 female EFL learners). The age of the learners was between 14-16 years old. The participants of the study were chosen randomly. The school also was chosen intentionally because it is near from the place where the researcher works. The test (pretest and posttest) was applied on both groups (male and female EFL learners). The test was applied on two public schools (Al Mafraq The first Basic School for Boys and Al Fdain School for girls) in Al Mafraq/Jordan. The results of the study indicated that the female EFL learners performed better than the male EFL learners in English article use. Additionally, the findings of the study revealed that the pretest of the both groups (male and female EFL learners) has the same result in English article use (a, an, the, and no article).